August 13, 2014 |
Before the start of their first official practice of the 2014 season, Cardinal O'Hara's football coaches and players gathered in front of the white cross that prominently stands on the school's athletic grounds. There, they remembered Danny Algeo, the beloved O'Hara coach who died early last month after suffering a heart attack. "I talked about what the cross represented and how important it was to Danny," said Paul Strus, the Lions' interim head coach, after the workout Monday afternoon in Springfield, Delaware County.
December 19, 2003 |
Cincinnati quarterback Jon Kitna said yesterday the NFL fined him $5,000 for wearing a baseball-style cap marked with a cross. In wearing the cap at his postgame news conferences, Kitna violated an NFL rule prohibiting the wearing of non-NFL apparel immediately after a game. Television footage of Kitna, an avid reader of the Bible, showed him wearing the red cap marked with a white cross. Kitna said he plans to appeal. The NFL also fined San Diego linebacker Ben Leber $7,500 for leading with his helmet to hit Green Bay's Brett Favre.
April 1, 1986 |
Helen Janoska, one of the organizers and former general president of the Union of Polish Women in America, died Friday. She was 95 and lived in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. The former Helen Bokunewicz, she retired as president of the organization in 1977. She was a founder of the group, which was started in 1920, and had served in various positions in the organization. Janoska had also been president of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Congress and the New Jersey Fraternal Congress.
July 12, 1989 |
A suggestion that Maple Shade's seamy past be made into a movie has caused an uproar in the community of 20,000. Native son Charles J. Crisafi, 50, had said he wanted to make a film that would make use of some community history - an infamous casino and the riding of the Ku Klux Klan. Protests by residents, who said they didn't want the town's reputation tarnished by the exhuming of old news for public inspection, forced the five- member Township Council on May 31 to reverse an earlier decision to support the film's making.
April 4, 1996 |
Something was lost when Veterans Stadium gained those snazzy new out-of-town scoreboards. The ball. Phillies first baseman Gregg Jefferies said yesterday that throws from shortstop disappear in mid-flight for a moment or two. The ball blends into the white advertising signs and the white lights of the American League logo. "That stupid bird flashed on the board, and it's right behind shortstop," Jefferies said, referring to the eagle in the AL logo. "A couple of throws were right in it. " The other problem, Jefferies said, is the white backlit sign for a medical insurer to the left of the board.
September 9, 1998 |
Too young to drive, many Paxon Hollow Middle School students rode their skateboards yesterday to the memorial shrine along Sproul Road. Others pedaled up the sidewalk on mountain bikes with flowers tucked into their waistbands. They had come to visit the spot where a white cross decorated with fluorescent candles, flowers and a baseball bat had been left for their 13-year-old friend, Matthew Richardson. Richardson, who loved to skateboard, fish and ride his bike, was killed by a hit-and-run driver around 9 p.m. Saturday as he was crossing Sproul Road in front of Russell Elementary School.
October 4, 2001 |
Walter's Swiss Pastries, a Lancaster Avenue fixture in Bryn Mawr since 1962, will bid auf wiedersehen - goodbye - on Saturday. A block and a half west of the Bryn Mawr Theater, the store has long been distinctive for an awning that imitates a Swiss flag - scarlet with a white cross. It has been distinctive, too, for some of its Old World inspirations - mice-shaped chocolate confections and pigs' heads made of marzipan, an Austrian good-luck symbol. Soon, they will be no more.
December 29, 2012 |
Camden's annual peace vigil began in 1995, when Sister Helen Cole wanted to mark a record 58 homicides that year with a candle per victim and an hour each. As the first candle was lit this morning, it marked the start of the 2012 vigil, the longest to date. Camden has seen its bloodiest year, with 67 confirmed homicides, shattering 1995's record. The vigil "really just brings you back to the reality: Things are really bad in the city," said Lourdes Sherby, 29, a social worker at the Guadalupe Family Services, which organizes the vigil.
November 20, 1994 |
This may be the new Russia, but walk into a typical cafe, say, on the bohemian Arbat, and you're right back in the U.S.S.R.: The red velvet curtains are stiff with decades of tobacco must, squadrons of flies shadow your plate to the table, an old dog grazes among the seats, and when the matter of a dirty fork is raised, the waitress still shrugs contemptuously. No wonder many Muscovites consider the spiffy McDonald's and Pizza Huts a gourmet experience. The fall of communism has brought many Western-style innovations to the Russian capital, including more than 500 new, private restaurants, some of which are quite elegant.
November 24, 1993 |
Matthew J. Szymanski, 20, a white cross hanging on the chest of his blue prison coveralls and his dark hair cut in a neat flat-top like a military cadet, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Camden to the Aug. 20 burning of a cross on the lawn of a Gloucester County family. Later, in an interview from a pay phone at the Salem County Jail, Szymanski would tell the story of his life as a high school dropout who drifted away from divorced parents and from relatives who offered to house him, of a rootless summer this year at the beach and at parties, an idyll in which he was supported by friends and odd jobs until, at summer's end, he turned himself in to police.